hey nice start...the sith its cool....ur paintin' style its nice...mm.. i think that the lightnin' source, in this case, the lighsaber, should be more intense in the pants and feets...nice job man!...now keep postin'!!!
Thanks guys! DValkar - totally. Shoulda spend more time. Sooo late at night on that one tho. Stoat - crazy trad stuff!! More more more!
A doodle+Lunchtime-lifedrawing at work from 2 dif sessions. 1 3 and 5 minutes all vine and/or compressed charcoal. Focusing mostly on massing in form and shadow rather than gesture. Charcoal is frightening and unfamiliar to me but I love how some people make it look!
Acrylic sketch on watercolor paper from last night.
I've only ever dabbled in acrylics and never dry-brush. It was really fun! From time to time I plan to dip into them like this. Maybe even color someday.
Woooowoooweeewaaaa, amazing, you know what could be even more awesome and cool?, to show your process, maybe a video or something like snapshots, maybe im asking too much?, i dont loose anything by trying , keep posting you awesomeness!.
Im no expert, so feel free to ignore the following critique.
On your last work, the forehead of the guy has a very pronounced curve, making the head look more like a triangle than an enlarged "box", i think this is because the values that are in the zone of the eyebrows are not maintaned in the forehead, but go much darker than they should, as if their angle almost didnt face the light, as the eyebrow zone faces the light, also, it has no projected shadows-', on the nose, neck, mouth, eyes?. Also, the outline make it look as if it where a relief, and not 3d object in a 3d space... the guys face (image on the above post, the one with the girld) looks kind of a relief too. As is said, feel free to ignore, im an amateur in all this.
Last edited by Christian223; November 15th, 2007 at 03:57 PM.
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I remember one of your pieces from a while back...I love your work man, very cool stylisation (Im going to take a while to go through the weath of stuff on your site too...some crazy awsome stuff on there...the only crit I have is that in the 1st piece the character doesnt sit all that well in the background...the shadows on the grond look way too light compaired to the ones on the sith..the black outline is also distracting (It looks like you cut him out from another pic), Love his surface piercings though.
Dan, myjkolada, myjkolada, AztcFireFlower, spookybabydoll : Thanks!
Christian : Don't need to be an expert to have an objective eye. I think you're right in a sense! There is a bah relief thing going on. Crushed value range and inconsistant lighting. After a night's sleep, I see some of that in the image bleow too! As far as process, sometime I'll look for a decent screencap app for my mac to do a video.
Dave : True. True. I call this one unfinished. The problem is I didn't bring the whole thing to a finish at once as I should! Then I could leave it at ANY point and nothing would be entirely missing. So thanks for the reminder!
Avatar change and Photoshop doodle from last night.
very nice brush strokes and lines! very clean stuff, I like it alot. That first monster on post #7 and the fighting girl and monster on post#11 (the composition, and value contrast), is just astounding. Keep up the good work!
Christian223: I just mean the lower range "crushes together". Like instead of a smooth 0-256 it's like the first 20 or so just look black.
Xaya: Heheh. You're totally right. Damn. I added that dark BG at the very end and that screwed everything up.